TV Jones Classic Pickup

TV Jones Classic Pickup, Neck, Chrome
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TV Jones Classic Pickup, Neck, Gold
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TV Jones Classic Pickup

Finally get "That Great Gretsch Sound" in any guitar
TV Jones Universal Mount makes it easy to install a Filter'Tron in your guitar

The pickup that started it all—the TV Classic captures that vintage twang and growl characteristic of the late 1950's Filter'Tron. Originally designed from an analyzed 1959 PAF Filter'Tron, the TV Classic is TV Jones most popular and most versatile pickup. Popularized and played by many different artists ranging from John Mayer to Brian Setzer.

These pickups have a tone between a typical Fender (bright single-coil) and Gibson (darker & thick humbucker), they have a unique growl when you dig in. Clean, compressed treble and mids breath life over a tight and controlled low-end.

The Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for standard sized Filter'Trons—with and without "ears" or "clips". This pickup comes with two pieces of compression rubber, 2 mounting (wood) screws, and the Universal Mount Clip Pack which includes everything you will need to mount the pickups to your ring or pickguard.

Wiring Notes
This pickup is shipped with 4-conductor wire but is ready for standard 2-conductor connection. The extra red and green wires come soldered together and taped off—to split coils, send these to ground.

Splitting coils is generally not recommended for this pickup due to low coil output but some say it works well to their taste. 4-Conductor wire is also convenient for custom switching, such as pickups combined in series or parallel.

Special Considerations
Filter'Tron Replacement: The Universal Mount is a direct drop-in replacement for Vintage Filter'Trons, HS Filter'Trons, Fideli'Trons, Mega'Trons, Full-trons and any other standard sized 'Trons.

Mounting into a traditional humbucker rout? The EM1 Gibson-style Mounting Ring makes it as simple as swapping a normal humbucker. EM2 Gretsch-style Mounting Rings are also available for new builds or mods.

  • Classic Filter'Tron tone
  • Easy to install in many pickguards or humbucker routs
  • 4-conductor wiring for coil-tapping, series/parallel, and phase switching
  • Universal Mounting clips, height adjustment screws, compression tubing, and wiring diagram included

Bridge model output: 4.8k ohms
Neck model output: 4.0k ohms

Length: 2.812" (71.24mm), with mounting tabs 3.32" (84.4mm)
Width: 1.375" (34.92mm)
Bridge pickup height: 0.750" (19.05mm)
Neck pickup height: 0.625" (15.875mm)

California Proposition 65 Warning
Cancer and Reproductive Harm
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